Q: Name a well-known U.S. city in six letters. Drop the first and fourth letters so the remaining four letters, in order, will name another well-known U.S. city. What cities are these?Would it help if I gave the hint Fraxinus?
Hint: The two cities are in adjoining states.
Edit: Fraxinus is the latin name for the Ash tree. In Spanish (as Geri figured out) it is Fresno.
A: FRESNO (California) --> RENO (Nevada)